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Welcome to Alta ...

Alta is located in Peoria County<1>.

The location of Alta has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Alta: AL-tah<3>

Alta is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Alta lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Alta: (309)

Communities Also Named Alta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Alta - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Montana (2), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Tennessee, Utah (2), West Virginia (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alta.

Communities near Alta ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alta.

  • Peoria [Peoria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria
    • Peoria [Peoria County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 110,417 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoria<6>
  • Pekin [Tazewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pekin
    • Pekin [Tazewell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 32,045 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pekin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pekin<6>
  • East Peoria [Tazewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Peoria
    • East Peoria [Tazewell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,546 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Peoria
  • Washington [Tazewell County]
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    • Washington [Tazewell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,516 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Morton [Tazewell County]
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      • Morton [Tazewell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,277 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<6>
    • Bartonville [Peoria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bartonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bartonville
      • Bartonville [Peoria County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bartonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bartonville<6>
    • Chillicothe [Peoria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chillicothe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chillicothe
      • Chillicothe [Peoria County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,012 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chillicothe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chillicothe<6>
    • Peoria Heights [Peoria County]
    • Eureka [Woodford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
      • Eureka [Woodford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,283 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eureka<6>
    • Creve Coeur [Tazewell County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alta. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alta. See our Newspapers Page for Alta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alta ...

Looking for more information about Alta? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alta.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Illinois

About Peoria County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Peoria County: www.co.peoria.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Peoria, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Alta. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8109, Longitude: -89.6343       In this case, the coordinates for Alta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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